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Sep 7, 2012 - Goodbye India!

Following morning it was time for the goodbyes was so sad leaving everyone who we had been with for the last 2 weeks but I was excited for the next part of the adventure. Saying that only half went home or moved on and the rest of us checked into a hostel just north of Baga, Asterix Hostel. It was our first experience of real hostel life. We went in the pink dorm; a 4 bed female only dorm, so easing ourselves in gently. I got the top bunk – I felt like a massive child, grinning as I climbed the ladder (every time I climb up a grin to myself...

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Aug 14, 2011 - Calangute

After a good night's sleep, we headed to Colva beach in the morning - not so much as to venture into the water, but more to see how the beach looked like. If not for the crowds, it was a good beach, with the palms swaying over the lifeguards' shelter. We hung out there for a bit and then headed to an Udupi restaurant to get breakfast. The breakfast turned into brunch. Some Idlis and Puris later, we drove away from Colva. We drove through narrow local roads surrounded by greenery all around. The occasional spells of rain seemed to bring...

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Goa, India

Oct 22, 2010 - Last day in Goa

Well today is our last day in beautiful crazy Goa before we head off tomorrow for one night in Mumbai - which I can say I'm not looking forward to. The light at the end of the tunnel is we arrive in Nepal on Sunday and we are super excited about our Everest climb. Our last day here is cloudy with a dash of monsoon rains, just to round off the trip. At least we got sun the last couple of days and nice brown noses to go with it. After a lazy morning me and Joss decided to get an Ayurvedic massage. I have never had one before and it's really...

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Oct 21, 2010 - Morjim bay

The sun is shining bright and strong today. We made the only plan which was sensible and headed to the beach. As we were standing at the fort the other day, in the distance we saw a beautiful bay so we decided to head there even though we had no idea how to get there. Luckily we have a good map. We set off early and headed through the jungle roads out of Anjuna on our way to Morjim. The sea looked incredible with the sun shining on it and we all got a little pink on the way. Indian people are so friendly, waving and smiling at us as we...

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Oct 20, 2010 - Old Goa

Such an early morning. We're still jet lagged so not sleeping until early hours. We had to get up at 9am which would have been 4.30am UK time and really feeling it. We headed for breakfast with everyone as today we are going on a long 1.5 hour scooter journey to Old Goa. Old Goa is a historical city in North Goa. The city was constructed by the Bijapur Sultanate in the 15th century, and served as capital of Portuguese India from the 16th century until its abandonment in the 18th century due to plague. The remains of the city are a UNESCO...

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Oct 19, 2010 - Scooter adventure to Vagator

After a late night and a long lay in we finally crawled out into the world and went for brunch at Sanfransico's, another disappointing day on the weather front so we went to see if the others wanted to join us in visiting some other beaches around the area. Naturally they did and we all hired scooters and headed for Vagator beach which is the beach next to Anjuna. It took about 10 minutes to get there and the view was stunning. The Arabian tide was right out and the sand was clean, the sand is dark here more of a Grey brown color. Alot of...

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Oct 18, 2010 - Arrival of the boys

This morning we had some very exciting news... Alfie and Pete were in the next town to Anjuna and were shortly heading over. We arranged to meet them at Sanfransico's on the beach as it would be easy to find. We decided to hire a scooter as this appears to be the easiest way to get around. We have seen all sorts on the back of a scooter - men, women, children, families, builders with tools, ladders, animals, the elderly - so we figured we'd be OK. The roads around Anjuna aren't to busy, even though there is no highway code and pot holes,...

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Oct 17, 2010 - Intro to Anjuna

After a long nights sleep and then waking up at 11am we decided to head out and explore the area. Anjuna is a little peaceful town, it is mainly for tourism but it is actually out of season this month so not too many travellers. The weather isn't great, the monsoon is suppose to be over but its really overcast and keeps raining heavily. We are still going to make the most of it though. As we left our hostel, Ringo gave us a little map to navigate the town to the beach. It is such a small place that it will be easy. As we walked though the...

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Oct 16, 2010 - Arrival to India

Yesterday we said a teary farewell to England and boarded our plane to Mumbai. The flight wasn't too bad and we managed to sleep quite a bit - it took just over 8 hours. The flight was so full and Joss sat with a scalf around his face most of the way (looking like the taliban) to prevent catching any more germs as he had an Indian man sitting next to him with a really bad cold. After we took off we were told "so BA could comply with Indian government regulations they needed to spray the cabins" They didn't mention what they were going to...

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Jun 30, 2009 - Goa - Calangute

Yesterday we met a girl at the restaurant we were eating at and decided to bring her along on our scooter adventure through Goa. And so, as we reached Anjuna beach, we met a group of euorpeans and american lawyers (arround our age). We then had lunch all together and began seeing the rest of Goa on scooter. The lunch was at a beachside hut and the food was amazing. We then drove to see a portuguese fort with an amazing view. At night, we went out with our newfound friends.

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I Love India 2009

Feb 25, 2009 - Back to Mumbai

After enjoying Goa's beaches, Catherine and I took an overnight bus back to Mumbai. From there we headed north. This bus was not a seated bus, but rather a sleeper bus, with berths. Two people share a berth to sleep in overnight. This was way better as it was more comfortable than the seated buses to sleep in. The only problem was the cockroaches. Yes that's right! At about 11pm, the bus stopped for dinner, I was not hungry and stayed in the berth. I watched as 4 cockroaches invaded the berth next to me. I killed one of them and the rest...

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Feb 19, 2009 - Anjuna and Palolem

So Catherine and I caught an overnight bus from Mumbai to Goa and visited both Anjuna and Palolem beaches. Anjuna was first only because it was closer and we were sick of being on a bus. It took 14 hours to travel 600km. Crazy! On the Anjuna beach I was surprised to see a cow just relaxing. Catherine says cows on the beach and anywhere else for that matter, are a common occurance as the Hindu people think cows are sacred. That night we heard loud techno music coming from the other side of the beach. We decided to have dinner and then check...

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